Description of Work
SALARY GRADE: Flat Rated
The Office of the Public Defender, District 15B serving Chatham County, seeks a qualified individual to provide legal research for attorneys. Draft legal documents such as motions and subpoenas and other case-related materials. Assist with trial preparation and the discovery process. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: assist the public; answer telephones; file preparation; heavy typing, copying and case management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Knowledge of: office practices and procedures; legal terminology; grammar and punctuation; legal forms for orders, judgments, and other documents; and commonly used rules, procedures, or methods to perform limited, recurring assignments such as operate computer, printer, switchboard, and copiers.
Skills in: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; typing with accuracy and speed; and answering a multi-line telephone system; highly motivated with strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to: screen communications, and based on content, handle independently or route to proper destination; spell accurately and use proper grammar; learn specific rules and regulations related to verifying, processing, and maintaining records and documents; use judgment in organizing and establishing document formats; develop a general knowledge of the role and mission of the office and its relationship to other judicial offices; and provide basic information and instructions regarding programs and office procedures.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in paralegal studies, criminal justice, psychology or another related field; or a Paralegal certificate or Associates degree in paralegal studies, criminal justice or another related field and two (2) years of progressively responsible legal assistant or paralegal experience; or high school graduation and four (4) years of progressively responsible legal assistant or paralegal experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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